How Many of These British Cars Can You Identify From an Image?

By: Khadija Leon
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About This Quiz

Some of the world's best cars and car manufacturers are found in Great Britain and as of 2014, there are still over 30 active British car manufacturers. Some of these include the Aston Martin DB5, the Land Rover Defender, the McLaren F1, the Ford GT40 and the Caterham/ Lotus Seven. While many of them may not have been mass produced, and while some of them may have exceeded $2 million in cost, they were still iconic cars, making them very important to Britain's automotive history.

Many of these cars were featured in magazines, on television shows and in blockbuster movies motivating these companies to produce more cars of even better quality with an increased price point to match. There were also cars like the Vauxhall Cavalier and the Mini Cooper, which sold millions of units and to this date are still being driven around the country and the world.

How well do you know your British cars? Are you able to identify all of them correctly or do you only know the popular ones? The only way to find out is to take this quiz! When you're done, ask your friends to take it so that you can compare your results.

The Triumph Herald is a two-door car which was introduced in 1959 and was sold until 1971 by Standard-Triumph Company. The car was offered in multiple models including vans, convertibles, coupes, estate cars and saloons. When the plate was retired, the car was later marketed as the Triumph Courier.

The MGB is a two-door sports car which was manufactured and sold by the British Motor Company in 1962. In later years it was produced by British Leyland as a four-cylinder roadster. The car replaced the previous MGA and was replaced by the MGC in 1967.

The Lotus Esprit is a sports car which was manufactured by Lotus Cars between 1976 and 2004. The car line was one of many models which was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and included many series in the lineup including Lotus Esprit S1, S2, V8 and the Turbo.

The Ford GT40 (Grand Touring) is an endurance race car which was produced from 1964 until 1969. It was based on the British Lola Mk6 and was powered by the an American-built engine.

The Range Rover Classic is a 4X4 sport utility vehicle which was produced by Land Rover when it was a division of British Leyland, which was later known as the Rover Groups. The car was manufactured from 1970 to 1996 as a 2-door and a 4-door SUV.

The Morris Minor is a two-door saloon which made its debut at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1948. The car was produced for almost 30 years after its introduction and it was the first British car to have sold over one million units.

The Caterham 7 is a sports car which was produced by Caterham Cars from 1973. The car was inspired by another car called the Lotus Seven, which Caterham Cars bought the rights to use the design after its production ended in 1972.

The Jaguar XJ220 is a two-seat supercar which was produced and marketed by the car manufacturer Jaguar from 1992 to 1994. It was a collaboration between the company and Tom Walkinshaw Racing and at the time of production, it was the fastest car with a maximum speed of 212 mph.

The Austin, nicknamed “Baby Austin” is an economy car which was produced from 1922 to 1939. During its production, it was one of the most popular cars and was also sold beyond the British market. It was produced in many different body styles including a 2-door saloon, a 3-door coupe and a 3-door van.

The Aston Martin DB11 is a grand tourer coupe which has been manufactured and marketed by Aston Martin since 2016. It is a 2-door coupe and from 2018, it was also manufactured as a 2-door convertible. The car was crowned as the most beautiful car of 2017 by Axel Springer.

The Rover SD1 was a series of executive cars which were manufactured and sold by British Leyland from 1976 to 1986. It is 5-door hatchback which was considered to be the last British Rover. The car also won the European Car of the Year award in 1977.

The McLaren F1 is a car which was produced and manufactured by McLaren Cars from 1992 to 1998. Just over 100 of these 2-door coupes were produced and they reached a top speed of 386.4 km/h.

The Ford Escort is a small car which was manufactured by Ford’s European branch from 1968 until 2004. The car was introduced to replace the Anglia and came in a variety of body styles including 2 and 4-door saloon. The Escort’s name was revived for a different type of vehicle in 2014.

The Land Rover Discovery is a 5-door mid-size SUV which has been manufactured by Land Rover from 1989. The vehicle, which is now on its fifth generation, was built on the same platform as the Range Rover Sport.

The Aston Martin DB5 is luxury grand tourer which was designed by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera and made by Aston Martin from 1963 to 1965. This car was one of many in the series, but is the most famous because it appeared in James Bond's "Goldfinger" in 1964.

The Land Rover Freelander is a compact sport utility vehicle which was manufactured in a two-wheel and four-wheel drive by Land Rover from 1997 to 2014. There was a second generation called the Freelander 2 which was marketed as the LR2 in North America.

The Ford Cortina, also known as the Ford Consul Cortina, is a large family car which was manufactured Ford from 1962 to 1982, and was one of the best-selling cars of the 1970s in the United Kingdom.

The Jaguar XJ6 is a full-size luxury car which was sold by Jaguar cars from 1968 to 1992 as a part of their Jaguar XJ series. There were over 60,000 XJ6 cars produced, the most popular of which was the Series II.

The Land Rover Defender is a four-wheel drive off-road vehicle which was produced and marketed by Land Rover from 1983 to 2012 and then by Jaguar Land Rover from 2013 to 2016. Once it was discontinued, Jaguar Land Rover announced their intention to create a new Defender.

The Bentley Continental GT is a grand tourer which has produced by Bentley Motors since 2003. It was one of the first cars released by Bentley since being acquired by Volkswagen AG and came in two body styles 2-door fastback and 2-door convertible.

The Ford Sierra is a mid-sized car which was produced by Ford Europe from 1982 to 1993 in order to replace the Ford Cortina. These were a number of body styles under the nameplate, some of which included a 3-door liftback, a 4-door saloon and a 5-door estate.

The Ariel Atom is high-performance sports car which has been produced by Ariel Motor Company since 2000. There have been several generations of the Ariel Atom including the Ariel Atom 500 V8 Limited Edition and the Ariel Atom 3.

The Vauxhall Astra is a small family car which has been produced by Vauxhall since 1979. The car used the Astra nameplate for the first two generations and was the right-hand drive version of the German automobile company’s Opel Kadett.

The Lotus Elise is a two-door roadster sports car which was produced in 1994 but was only released in 1996 by Lotus Cars. The series 1 was capable of reaching speeds of 240 km/h and was named after the chairman of the company’s granddaughter.

The Jaguar Mark 2 is a mid-sized saloon car which was produced and marketed by Jaguar from 1959 to 1967. The Mark 2 models were renamed to Jaguar 240 and 340 a year before the company announced the release of the XJ6.

The Mini is a small economy car which was manufactured and sold by British Motor Corporation from 1959 until it was succeeded in 2000. The car was a major part of British pop culture and was voted as the second most influential car of the 20th century.

The Aston Martin Vanquish is a grand tourer which was manufactured by Aston Martin from 2001 to 2007 and then from 2012 to present day. The 2-door coupe series included the V12 Vanquish and the Vanquish S, which was unveiled in 2017.

The Vauxhall 30/98 was manufactured and marketed by Vauxhall from 1913 to 1927. It has an open body with 4 seats and was one of the best-known and best-selling sports cars in the mid-20th century.

The McLaren P1 is a plug-in hybrid sports car which made its debut in 2013 and was sold until 2015. There were only 375 of these 2-door coupe sports cars produced and each of them retailed for almost $3 million.

The Lotus Evora is a sports car which has been produced and sold by Lotus from 2009 under the project name “project Eagle." There were more than 12 models of Evoras produced, all of them exceeding a top speed of 250 km/h and all of which are able to reach 100 km/h is less than 5 seconds.

The TVR Chimaera is a 2-seater convertible sports car which was manufactured and sold by TVR from 1992 to 2003. The Chimaera succeeded the Tamora and was named after the Greek mythological monster, the chimera.

The Triumph Stag is a sports tourer which was manufactured and sold by Triumph Motor Company from 1970 to 1978. It was designed to compete with the Mercedes-Benz SL class models, and there was a planned coupe version which was never made.

The Vauxhall Cavalier is a large family car which was manufactured and marketed by Vauxhall from 1975 to 1995 and were based on the Opel Ascona. In the car’s three generations, it sold almost 2 million units, making it one of the most popular cars sold in Britain.

The Jaguar XK120 is a sports car which was manufactured and marketed by Jaguar from 1948 to 1954 and was available as a 2-seat roadster, a 2-door drophead coupe and a 2-door fixed head coupe. The car succeeded the SS Jaguar 100 and was succeeded by the Jaguar XK140.

The Aston Martin DB9 is a grand tourer which was produced from 2004 to 2016 and was available as a 2-door coupe and convertible. The car, which was manufactured and sold by Aston Martin is able to reach a top speed of 295 km/h and is able to go from 0 to 97 km/h in less than 5 seconds.

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is a compact luxury crossover sport utility vehicle which was manufactured and sold by Jaguar Land Rover under the Land Rover marque. The car which went on the market in 2001 is available in a 5-door crossover SUV, a 2-door convertible and a 3-door crossover SUV.

The Austin-Healey 3000, sometimes called the “big Healey,” is a sports car which was manufactured between 1959 and 1967 as a 2-door roadster then convertible by British Leyland. The car was very successful and many of them were exported to North America in 1963.

The Lotus Elan is the name of two different vehicles produced by Lotus Cars. The first was the Elan Type 26 and the 26R racing version, which were produced from 1962 to 1975 and the latter of which was the Type M100 Elan, which was produced from 1989 to 1995.

The Jaguar E-type, sometimes called the Jaguar XK-E, is a sports car which was manufactured and sold by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. It was based on their award-winning D-type races cars and is able to reach a top speed of 241 km/h, going from 0 to 97km/h in just 7 seconds.

The Bentley 4 ½ Litre is a sports car which was inspired by and is very similar to a rolling chassis. It was designed and constructed by Bentley Motors to replace the Bentley 3 Litre and was produced and sold from 1927 to 1931.

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